The stage is all set for 2008-09 State Film awards and the award ceremony will be conducted at the Kormangala Indoor Stadium on 21st Saturday at 6.30 pm. Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa will be the chief guest along with dignitaries from like Ananth Kumar, R Ashok, Ambareesh, Ravichandran, Jaggesh among others.
Major Awards including the Dr Rajkumar award, Puttanna Kanagal award, Dr Vishnuvardhan award for lifetime achievement will be given away in this award ceremony along with the best actor, best actress and other awards. The confusion regarding the Puttanna Kanagal award recipitent has been cleared and K S R Doss who was originally nominated by the selection committee has given his green signal to accept the award.
Doss and not Girish Karnad will be accepting the award.
However the main highlight of the award ceremony would be National award winning actress Tara dancing to the steps of 'Cheluvantha Chennigane Nalidaadu baa' from the film 'Amarashilpa Jakanachari'. It is a tribute to the legendary actress of South Indian cinema. Other artistes like Yash, Roopika, Chiranjeevi Sarja and others would be dancing to the steps of various Kannada songs.